Opportunity: NCI-IOTN-SITC-AAI Workshop on Combining Immunotherapy with Radiotherapy: Opportunities and Challenges for Clinical Translation
Date & Time:
Jan 16, 2024 8:30 am – 5:30 pm EST
Jan 17, 2024 8:30 am – 1:00 pm EST
Location: Natcher Conference Center (Building 45), NIH Main Campus, Bethesda, MD, and virtual
Description:This workshop takes place on January 16-17, 2024 at the Natcher Conference Center on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD and will bring together senior leaders and experts as well as junior investigators and trainees who are focused on the therapeutic interactions between radiation and immunotherapies. Participants will include clinical researchers, translational and basic scientists, NCI staff, cooperative clinical trial group leaders, and industry representatives. Clinical studies in recent years demonstrate opportunities for improving patient outcomes through integration of immunotherapies with radiation for the treatment of certain patients with locoregionally advanced or early-stage cancers. Yet other studies have shown no effect and it remains unclear whether radiation therapy can alter response to immunotherapies to achieve clinically meaningful benefit. Presenters will evaluate the current state of clinical and preclinical sciences in this area and identify key challenges and opportunities for clinical translation of radiation-immunotherapy combinations.
More Information / Registration: https://events.cancer.gov/nci/radioimmunotherapy